Cement manufacturers seek additives that help differentiate in market
Cement manufacturers seek additives that help differentiate in market

According to Frost & Sullivan, a rapid increase in cement production and low penetration rates are driving high growth in the South African and Nigerian cement additives markets. As competitive, regulatory and pricing pressures intensify, the demand for low-volume, high-performance additives, especially quality enhancers, will rise. Additive manufacturers must anticipate clients' evolving needs and innovate to succeed in a consolidated ecosystem.

1 day ago

Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve
Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve

Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world. These behemoths are notoriously inefficient: glass exteriors trap the sun's rays during summer and haemorrhage heat throughout the winter, requiring year-round air conditioning and climate control. Dark interiors necessitate vast arrays of bright lighting, while hundreds of computers whirr 24 hours, consuming even more electricity.

By David Nicholson-Cole 1 day ago

Kouga Wind Farm recognised for good environmental management practice
Kouga Wind Farm recognised for good environmental management practice

Kouga Wind Farm, situated outside Oyster Bay, has been recognised for its strides in environmental management good practice. The 80MW plant was connected to the national energy grid in March last year.

2 days ago

If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?
If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?

Environmental rights advocacy groups are questioning why major banks and state entities are investing in new-build coal-powered power station, when the South Africa is supposedly moving towards clean energy.

2 days ago

Salvaging construction waste with StoneCycling
Salvaging construction waste with StoneCycling

StoneCycling was founded in 2013 by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Tom van Soest and entrepreneur Ward Massa. The idea behind StoneCycling formed while van Soest was exploring sustainable construction methods during the course of his studies.

By Emile Uys 2 days ago

Greenacres R420m revamp to be completed midyear
Greenacres R420m revamp to be completed midyear

VA International Architects are nearing completion of the mammoth two-year, R420m upgrade of the Greenacres Shopping Centre.

2 days ago

Motheo, WBHO sign agreement
Motheo, WBHO sign agreement

As part of the Voluntary Rebuilding Programme (VRP) concluded with government in October this year, three major black-owned contractors have signed a development agreement with WBHO.

3 days ago

Group Five partners with UK's Aberdeen
Group Five partners with UK's Aberdeen

Group Five has partnered with a subsidiary of the UK-based Aberdeen Asset Management, as the JSE-listed engineering and construction group seeks to bolster its offshore profit line.

By Andries Mahlangu 3 days ago

Charging up developing nations with solar energy
Charging up developing nations with solar energy

A number of countries around the world have declared ambitions to reduce their carbon-generated power drastically, turning to the power of the sun as a clean alternative.

By Emile Uys 6 Dec 2016

When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements
When planning falls short: the challenges of informal settlements

Informal settlements house around one-quarter of the world's urban population. This means roughly 1 billion urban dwellers live in settlements that have emerged outside of the state's control.

By Hesam Kamalipour et al. 6 Dec 2016

Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened
Upgraded N14 freeway officially opened

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday, 1 December, officially opened an upgraded portion of the N14 freeway between Krugersdorp and Diepsloot.

6 Dec 2016

Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm
Invicta CE resigns after just less than two years at helm

Invicta announced on Monday, 5 December, that its CE Charles Walters had resigned, with effect from January.

By Andries Mahlangu 6 Dec 2016

Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project
Nigeria, Morocco mull gas pipeline mega-project

Nigeria and Morocco are in talks over a huge project to extend a West African gas pipeline to stretch up towards Europe, officials say.

5 Dec 2016